Addiction is a devastating disease not only to the person who suffers from it, but also to family members. It’s hard enough to explain to an adult how addiction can affect an individual, just imagine what a child must think when a parent suddenly goes from a loving and nurturing mother to a screaming stranger. This book is about Janey and how she learns about her mother’s disease. Written in easy-to-understand language with brightly colored illustrations, Mommy’s Gone to Treatment addresses some of the issues children face when a parent seeks help.
Written specifically for children ages 4 to 8, this brightly illustrated book candidly tackles the confusion and fear children face when a parent enters treatment. With vibrant illustrations by Mike Motz and a parent guide page included, parents now have a helpful tool that will ease children’s apprehension when someone they love must confront reality.